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Hillary Clinton hosts global town hall meeting today before stepping down Friday – CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen weighs in

Hillary Clinton will officially step down as Secretary of State on Friday. Today, the world will have the opportunity to interview her at the Newseum in Washington, DC. She’ll take questions via satellite, and from social media outlets to interact with a global audience. The event will be streamed live online in partnership with YouTube.  

Is this a sign that Clinton is making a move to run for president in 2016?

CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen weighs in this morning on the global town hall meeting and on Clinton’s role as Secretary of State and her future.

“She's having a wonderful farewell, and I think she's probably enjoying every minute of it and frankly,” Gergen says, “she deserves it.”

Enormously popular, Clinton has been pressured about a run for president in 2016 by many in her party. Gergen believes she doesn't know yet if she will run. “I think there's going to be a question of her health that she has to consider, and at some point she'll have to come forward and people will want to know what her health records are if she decides to run,” Gergen says.

He comments on Clinton’s legacy as Secretary of State, which he says the public narrative shows is quite substantive. “The dignity with which she carried herself, the fact that she and President Obama did seem to go more from the team of rivals to the team of friends, all of that I think are still in good standing,” Gergen says. “I think her record as Secretary Of State will be a strong plus not a minus.”

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